Do you know your skin type? Most people doesn't even know their own skin type. This is critical as you need to know what you are lacking of/needs. This is the first step in choosing the right skincare.
Don't worry if you do not know, I got you covered. All you need to do is just a simple test at home, it's free (or you can head over to your nearest skin care specialist which you need to pay).
- Wash your face and let it start fresh.
- Do not apply any products after you are done washing. Let it be for at least a couple of hours. You can do it while you're sleeping but avoid air conditioning.
- So that the skin can return back to it's natural state.
- If you can't tell, do take a before and after photo to compare.
- First thing you should do is to touch your skin, especially the centre or T-zone area (forehead, nose and chin).
- Next is to touch the C zone which is the outer part of the face.
- How does it feel?
There are 4 basic skin types.
The first type is Combination Skin Type.
Combination skin is when two or more different skin types occur on your face at the same time. Typically the center part of the face is oily and some parts of the face is dry.
The second is Dry Skin Type.
You will feel a tight, rough, scaly skin and looking dull.
The third is Oily Skin Type.
Breaking out a lot is the first sign. It looks shiny and greasy to the touch. You too will see a lot of black and white heads. The pores are visibly enlarge.
The fourth is Normal Skin Type.
This is the skin which I envy most because it's the least problematic. The skin should feel vibrant, elastic, and supple.
Many people doesn't know that our skin type may be determine by many factors such as genetic and environmental. Genetic (and sometimes hormones) plays a big role in determining your skin types. If your parents have a certain trait, you are most likely to have it too. Environmental factors such as exposure to the sun, wind and cold weather climates may be the reason why you have a dryer skin type.
Now we are going to talk about skin condition. Your skin type is what you're naturally born with. Your condition, however, is something that can cause you to experience other problems such as acne and irritation. It can happen to anyone, temporarily or longer, and some for instances it can stay forever.
One such example is Sensitive skin.
They are prone to rashes or red patches especially on the cheeks. Some might even feel a burning sensation, itchy and tight. Basic cleansers can sometimes be too irritating for people with sensitive skin.
Aging Skin Type.
Aging skin type can be dull, pigmentation spotting, blotching, fine lines, wrinkles and it sags.
Distinction between different skin types are not always as straightforward as they appear. Many thought they are oily skin type because they see oil. Here I am going to solve this mystery...in the next post.
Do keep a watch out!
Original Post: https://suzanneworld.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/what-is-your-skin-type/